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Stories for November 25, 2012

N.H. Group Says People, Not Taxes, Should Help Needy

Nov. 25
Emily Corwin / NPR

This is the time of year when people all over the country are coming together and getting food to needy families, but for one community in Manchester, N.H., private acts of charity aren't just a holiday tradition -- they are a display of anarchist and libertarian principles.

Disaster Donations Surge, But What About Tomorrow?

Nov. 25
NPR Staff / NPR
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More than $174 million in donations has been raised for those affected in New York and New Jersey by Superstorm Sandy, which devastated parts of the Atlantic coast in late October.

Gay Wedding Was A Trial For The Reformed Church

Nov. 25
Lily Percy / NPR
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After Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage in 2004, Norman Kansfield's daughter asked him to perform her wedding ceremony.

Brotherly Bonds Withstand Tragedy Of War

Nov. 25
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War always leaves death, destruction and sorrow in its wake, and the Iraq War piled all of it on Dr. Najeeb Hanoudi. Yet his bond with the Americans he aided remains unbroken.

Awash With Love: Storm Resurfaces 1940s Letters

Nov. 25
Maiken Scott / NPR
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The weekend after Superstorm Sandy, Kathleen Chaney and her son Patrick stumbled upon a bundle of letters while they were walking along the New Jersey shore near her home.

Despite Talk, Immigration Overhaul Not A Guarantee

Nov. 25
Corey Dade / NPR
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Now that Republicans are widely embracing an overhaul of immigration laws, even a path to legal status for illegal residents, will their members in Congress follow through?